TOWIE’S James Argent shows off 11 stone weight loss as he marks 34th birthday

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James ‘Arg’ Argent has boasted how he has “got a lot to be proud of” as he celebrates his 34th birthday in style.

The former TOWIE star has had a health overhaul this year after he underwent gastric sleeve surgery back in April this year which has helped him lose a whopping 11 stone.

As he sported his slimmer frame, the TV star explained how his life has turned upside down in the last four months after following a strict diet and exercise regime.

While he proudly sat outside his home in in Redbridge, the reality star opened up about his health kick following the operation and now looks forward to finding love in 2022.

After his birthday celebrations, he took to Instagram to thank his loyal legion of fans for their birthday messages on his big day.

In his lengthy post he wrote: “THE BIRTHDAY BOY. I can’t actually believe that I'm 34 today!

“I want to thank everyone for their love & support. I continuously get stopped in the street with people saying, ‘Keep going Arg’ & ‘You’ve got this’.

“I’ve been through a hell of a lot but I'm so lucky to have so many people behind me & that believe in me.

He added: “I’ve got lots to be proud of. My weight loss, my beloved & the house that I always dreamed of buying but never thought I'd be able to get.

“Hopefully in 2022 I'll meet the love of my life [cry laughing face emoji] but most importantly stay happy & healthy!”

His fiercely loyal fans were quick to congratulate Arg and wish him a happy birthday, as well as many of his celebrity friends.

Hollyoaks actress Chelsee Healey saying: “Happy birthday Arg!” with multiple heart emojis.

TOWIE star Charlie King chimed in with: “The only way has been up up up! Happy birthday James. 2022 is yours man.”

It comes after the reality star, who had previously dated Gemma Collins on and off for eight years – announced he had reached his goal weight of 15st 7lbs following his surgery this summer.

The star made the decision to undergo the operation after doctors told him how he was “on death row” due to his unhealthy lifestyle throughout the pandemic.

One of the main ways he dropped the pounds was by following the 20 – 20 – 20 rule, meaning he can only eat food that is the size of a 20 pence piece.

He will then chew the food for 20 seconds and wait a further 20 before taking another mouthful.

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